here is some stuff i want all of ya'll to look at
|From:||Estel Telcontar <estel_telcontar@...>|
|Date:||Saturday, August 28, 2004, 3:03|
Joshua Tanaka ha tera a
> the 'stop' is put at the end of a statement. 'yep' is added when the
> last word of the statement ends with a consonant and 'b' is
> added when the last word ends with a vowel. 'esh'/'sh' is added
> when the statment is to be angry, 'ezh'/'zh' is added when the
> statement is to be excited or surprised, 'et'/'d' is added when it is
> to be a question.
That's a lot like something in my language Ikanirae Seru, except that
in your language the spoken punctuation is added at the end of the
word, while in my language it's a separate word.
In my language, the 5 sentence-type markers (as I call them) are:
"a" goes at the end of a statement, and corresponds roughly to a
period (or sometimes a colon or semicolon) in English
"i" goes at the end of a question. The only way to tell apart the
sentence "roha tu hese a" (a statement meaning "it is green") from the
sentence "roha tu hese i" (a question meaning "is it green?") is
whether it has "a" or "i" at the end.
"o" goes at the end of a command, like "otu ari o" (meaning "come!"
(said to one person)). If were a statement "otu ari a", it would mean
"you are coming."
"e" goes at the end of an exclamation, or of an utterance that's not
really a full sentence, like "yes".
"u" marks formal statements. I'm still figuring out exactly when it's
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